Bridal Expo: Some Embarrassing Moments!

Well that was interesting! I love Expo’s. But I am gonna be honest and say a few things could have gone a LOT better! This post should make you smile. But for me, at the time, there were no smiles! Let’s back up. So this was my thought process last year: “Hey that was awesome, my husband built…

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Wedding Trends of 2017!

Alright have you heard? These are the new hottest trends predicted for 2017 according to the Wedding Wire and the Bridal Guide. Some of these are awesome and some are a little out there! Do you plan on incorporating any of these trends this year? Greenery and flowers Floral backdrops Sheer and revealing wedding dresses Bridesmaid…

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Top 10 Moments From 2016!

I hadn’t thought about it until the New Year passed, but realized 2016 was quite a year!  A lot goes on behind the scenes that you might not know about. We had some challenges, new beginnings, and exciting milestones! Here is a list of what I would consider my top 10 moments from the past year. 1. I…

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My Grandpa’s Wedding at the Court House!

I’m so excited to be doing this post! My grandpa Frank, of 86 years, and his girlfriend Sue decided to tie the knot after 14 YEARS of dating! They were married at the Kingman Court House last week. It was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever seen! I learned that they were originally set up by…

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DIY Wood Backdrop: My Fail and Success Story

Pinterest projects. Some are great and some are fails, right? I found several pins for a DIY wood backdrop, but somehow still managed to completely ruin it and had to throw them all out. It was quite sad. So… even though I didn’t intend on making my own post on this, I would really hate to see…

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One Month! A Reflection on Lyla Grace

Holy cow. My little Lyla Grace is already one month old. This past month was packed with more exhilaration, stress and hormones than I think the whole past year combined. I could probably write a book on just the hospital experience alone and how wonderful it was– from the nurses to Lyla to my awesome supporting husband.…

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Lyla Grace| My Baby’s Newborn Session

Ever since I found out we were pregnant with Lyla, I started planning her newborn session! This entire pregnancy was different than when I had Matthew. Six and a half years ago I hadn’t quite kicked off my business yet, and actually had the hospital photographers come in and do Matthew’s session (!) But this time, I knew I…

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Lyla Grace | The Nursery!

I have waited for this for a long time. Waited to get pregnant for a year, waited to have a little girl and waited to DECORATE THE NURSERY! Having a girl, I was given free reign on this part! I started buying things for her room the day after I found out I was pregnant. But…

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My Maternity Session Experience

Well, I have to admit this is a little weird posting pictures of myself but I wanted to give you all a peak at my own maternity session and experience! Ever since we found out we were pregnant, I started planning my maternity session. I didn’t get the chance to do anything like this with Matthew, so…

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Big Change Coming!

I have decided to officially change the business name from Sweetpea Photography to Cynthia Whiteside.   Ever since Mandi Mitchell, a wedding and family photographer in Georgia, urged me months ago to change the business name to my own name, it has been on my mind. I even put out a survey if you remember on Facebook asking about the…

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